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    Occupy Wall Street: Why Conservatives Shouldn't Ignore the Persuadables

    This is the third of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part three, Ben Domenech, research fellow at the Heartland Institute and editor of The Transom, reflects on his own interaction with Occupiers and explains why he’s not … More

    Confidence in Economy Fizzling, New Poll Shows

    If you ask the American people, they don’t have much good to say about the U.S. economy. According to a new poll by Quinnipiac University, most say they are worse off financially than they were four years ago, and they don’t expect it to get better anytime soon: The surge … More

    New Research Confirms that Spending Cuts Stimulate the Economy

    New research suggests that legislators should cut spending and enact growth-inducing policies. The reasoning? According to the study, spending cuts can positively affect economic growth and are the only historically reliable way to lower deficits and debt. The authors of the study, Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi, write that “spending-based … More

    The Buffett Rule is a Calculated Distraction from Obama’s Failed Leadership

    What do you do when you’re losing a debate?  Change the subject.  That’s really all you need to know to understand President Obama’s resuscitation of his infamous “Buffett Rule” that would impose a minimum 30 percent effective tax rate on businesses and families earning $1 million. The Supreme Court gave … More

    Obama's Crystal Ball Wrong on Unemployment Once Again

    A little over three years ago, President Barack Obama’s advisers released a chart that purported to predict the future. With the President’s almighty stimulus, they said, unemployment in America would plummet. And the President promised that unemployment would never rise above 8 percent. Well, they were wrong. In the chart … More

    Index of Economic Freedom: A Must Read for Dr. Kim

    Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the U.S. nominee for the next chief of the World Bank, has been on a “global listening tour.” Kim’s meet-and-greet tour has been billed as an opportunity “to solicit input and ideas on priorities for the World Bank.” Before embarking his expedition, Kim penned an op-ed … More

    In Pictures: The Impact of Obamacare

    Today is the official second anniversary of Obamacare’s signing, but there’s little to celebrate. The Heritage Foundation’s re-launched version of “Obamacare in Pictures: Visualizing the Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” shows through new charts and graphs Obamacare’s far-reaching negative effects on Americans. Here are just a … More

    PODCAST: Grover Norquist on Taxes, Economic Growth

    In a special Heritage podcast, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist discusses his new book: Debacle, Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future. Click here to listen. What’s the most important piece of advice for Congress and President Obama to get … More

    Illinois Primary Day: Economy Still Top Issue

    It’s another day and another state in the continuing quest that is the Republican primary process as Illinois voters head to the polls. And though the scenery changes with each day — from the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of the Windy City — there is one constant in … More

    Chart of the Week: Obama Tops Bush With More, Costlier Major Regulations

    President Obama famously declared in this year’s State of the Union: “I’ve approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my Republican predecessor did in his.” Heritage’s James Gattuso and Diane Katz have run the numbers. And Obama shouldn’t be bragging. Obama’s comparison encompassed all regulations, including … More